~ the e-SPIRE Newsletter ~ November 12, 2017
The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
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College Fellowship Has Arrived!
by St. Philip's Staff

Ahead of the much-anticipated Nov. 8 launch of College Fellowship, the Rev. Ryan T. Streett, flanked by College of Charleston freshmen Kitty Strawn and Sarah Silcox, gave away 160 cookies at Cougar Mall on the C of C campus on Monday. The cookies, baked by St. Philip’s own Connie Stahl, were a big hit with the students; more than 15% of those who took cookies also shared their contact info for follow-up, and more than 25% took fliers. “There really is a great need amongst college students today, perhaps more than ever,” said Streett. “Oftentimes college students are going from one relationship or created thing to another, seeking to comfort some ache deep within, but those things are not able to bring the lasting satisfaction they’re seeking.”

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Reflections on the St. Philip’s All Saints’ Sunday Brunch
by the Rev. Brian K. McGreevy

All Saints’ Sunday was a glorious day at St. Philip’s, with a packed house for the Rector’s Forum, beautiful offerings from our gifted children’s choirs during the 10:30 service, inspiring words from the Rev. Andrew O’Dell on Revelation’s description of heaven, and a whole host of baptisms. Capping off the morning, hundreds of St. Philippians enjoyed brunch together in the Parish Hall. It was wonderful to see newcomers and long-time St. Philippians, young children and the elderly all coming together and enjoying table fellowship with one another.

In the 10th chapter of the Letter to the Hebrews, we are exhorted to “…consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Christianity is not meant to be a solitary faith, but rather one where God’s people strengthen and encourage one another by living life together as we seek to serve Christ. Being together is an important aspect of our faith, because it is in building relationship that we come to know the gifts and beauties and needs of our brothers and sisters in the faith. Our Kanuga retreat focused on the gift of hospitality, which is the first step in welcoming others into our lives.

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Poppies on November 12
In honor of the veterans of the United States armed forces and in remembrance of those who have fallen, please affix a poppy (available in the narthex) to your lapel on Sunday morning.
Call the church office at (843) 722-7734 or click here to register for the ECW Advent Luncheon.
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TODAY, 11/8: Taco Bar
NEXT WEEK, 11/15: Chicken and Pasta Casserole
Do you have a loved one you would like added to our prayer list?
Please provide his or her name by calling the church office, 843-722-7734 .

We pray for the sick: Debbie Anderson, Jim Black, Sally Fine, Jimmy Gallant, Tracy Graudin, Norwood Grinalds, Ben Hagood, Bee Hamrick, Susan Hemminger, Joe Livesay, Betty Owens, Alfred Pinckney, Kathy Ravenel, Benjamin Schools, Michael Walsh, and Lindsay Wing.

We grieve with and pray for: John Macmurphy and family on the death of his brother, Mac Macmurphy, on November 1.

We pray for our expectant parents:  Zack and Larsen Spinelli, Ryan and Anna Streett.

We pray for protection for:   Becca, Janie, and Wills Baird, Graham Blunt, Colby Broadwater IV, Ellis Domenech, George Hoefer, Edward Pritchard, and Stephen Wathen, serving in our Armed Forces.

We pray for our home missions: Healing Farm, Biblical Family Center, and International Seafarers Ministry.

We pray for our world missions:  For Suzy  McCall and LAMB, for the medical missions to Honduras, for Martha Vetter's mission to victims of genocide and AIDS in Rwanda, for Water Mission, and for St. Jean Baptiste, our sister church, and the schools in Haiti.
St. Philip's Regular Weekly Worship Services
All Saints' Sunday,
the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Collect for the Day (11/12): 
O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen

Lectionary Readings:
  • Psalm 70
  • Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 
  • Matthew 25:1-13 
Sundays
8:15 a.m. – Holy Communion Rite I, in the Church
10:30 a.m. – Holy Communion Rite I, in the Church (on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays)           
10:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer Rite I, in the Church (on the 2nd and 4th Sundays)

Wednesdays
8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer, 1928 Prayer Book, in the Chapel
5:30 p.m. Wednesdays Alive! Holy Communion Rite II, in the Church

Lay server schedules are sent out quarterly, one month prior to the start of each quarter.
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If you are unable to serve, please make an effort to find a substitute, and let  Felicia Lescow  in the church office know who will be substituting for you.
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